Loser Mentality at #avfc
Well it seems that Alex McLeish has succeeded in at least one thing this season. He has managed to grind down a percentage of fans and has convinced them that Aston Villa are really as poor as our current league position suggests. Fair enough we are not the side we were a couple of years ago but if you seriously think Villa are now one of the worst 5/6 sides in the league you are very much mistaken. Take out the “big boys” of the Premier League (Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal, Liverpool) and can you honestly say the remaining sides are better than us?
Take Newcastle as a prime example, over the past 18 monhs they have sold a number of their main players (Carroll, Nolan, Barton & Enrique) and have not re-invested as much as they have recouped (sound familar) but some how they find themselves in the top 6 of the PL. Also look at the likes of Swansea and Norwich, both newly promoted sides with squads that compared to ours seem very poor. But again somehow they find themeselves comfortably above us and playing good football.
Do Fulham, Stoke and West Brom have better squads or first XI’s? I dont think so!
For some it seems very easy to not blame the manager and put the blame on the players. But let me ask you this who picks the team? Who decides what players are going to play in what position? Who decides the tactics? Who is in charge of the training? Who’s job is it to motivate the players?
Do not be fooled by McLeish’s negative spin in his press conferences and interviews. The reason Aston Villa are struggling this season is down to him and his loser mentality that has taken over the club.
He blames the “parameters” he is working under and having to reduce the wage bill, but when you still have a squad thet contains Bent, Agbonlahor, Ireland, N’Zogbia, Given, Petrov etc does that excuse really have any substance? I think not.